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Everyday Knit Hat for Medium & Light Weight Yarn

No matter what size you need or which yarn you have, we have you covered with this one. Skill Level | Easy Available Sizes | Preemie, 0-3 mos, 3-6 mos, 6-12 mos, Toddler, Child, Teen, Women's & Men's Use any light weight or medium weight yarn you already have and make a hat for yourself and anyone in your family. These everyday knit hats make for great gifts. Buy the PDF Pattern If you're looking for a basic knit hat pattern that'll work for just about any yarn in your stash in just about any size you can think of, you're in the right place. Our everyday knit hat for light weight and medium weight yarn is a perfectly simple pattern that's easy and quick to knit. With this pattern…
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B.Hooked TV Episode 32: Yarn Weights & Project Inspiration for Each

Episode Sponsored by Lion Brand YarnVideo not displaying? Watch this episode on YouTube instead. In this episode... In this episode of B.Hooked TV you'll hear about the eight different yarn weight categories and we'll share some of our favorite types of project to crochet with each. Where you live in the world has an impact on the way yarn weights referred to. On the surface, yarn weight seems like a pretty straight-forward topic but we actually get lots of questions about it. As you get more into crochet and reading patterns and following some of your favorite YouTubers, you may hear different names for the same weight. After you're finished watching this episode, we recommend you have a look at our Essential Guide to Yarn Weight. It's packed with even…
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#140 Finding Yarn When It’s Less Available In Your Area

Do you have trouble finding yarn where you live? If craft stores and yarn shops are few and far between it can really limit your creativity and motivation to start new crochet or knitting projects. You're certainly not alone. In this episode of The BHooked Podcast you'll hear from Caitie Moore, talented designer and crochet addict located in Cape Town, South Africa where yarn resources are a bit limited. In order to grow in her craft and pursue her passion as a designer, Caitie had to be resourceful to create patterns and projects she loves. She shares tips for sourcing and finding yarn as well as yarn substitution tips she picked up over the years. We chat about ordering online as well as some clever projects for those one or…
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#139 Dying Yarn & Taking Your Project to the Next Level

Are you curious about yarn dying and how it can take your projects to the next level? Try it! In this episode you'll hear from Ashley, talented dyer and maker behind Montana Crochet. Her passion for dying yarn really shines as she shares some tips for getting started and for achieving some really great looking coloration. Ashley is also very passionate about her maker business and the community as a whole. We wrap up this episode chatting a bit about where you can find inspiration for dying experiments and tips for standing out. special guest Ashley Schneider Ashley, an avid crocheter for 26 years is now living her dreams of hand dying yarn for a living. With her hand dyed yarn, she designs gorgeous Montana-inspired patterns for the crochet community.…
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B.Hooked TV Episode 21: 7 Tips for Crocheting with Fuzzy Yarn

Episode Sponsored by Lion Brand YarnVideo not displaying? Watch this episode on YouTube instead. In this episode... You'll hear seven practical tips for crocheting with fuzzy yarn and the lack of stitch definition these yarns provide. You're not the only one who can't see your stitches! When it comes to crochet with fuzzy yarns and other novelty yarns, it's generally a love-hate relationship. On the one hand, we love the look of the finished project. But the road to getting there is a little bumpy. Truth is, it's a love-hate relationship for most of us when it comes to working with fuzzy yarn. However, it's most frustrating quality is also it's most forgiving quality. Although you can't see your stitches as you work, you also can't see the mistakes you…
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#125 Best Practices for Yarn Substitution

LISTEN & SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcast Stitcher iHeart Radio Tune In + Alexa Have you ever substituted yarn in a pattern and it didn't turn out quite right? Either the size was off or the finished project didn't look the same. Can I get a yes?! I had to learn the hard way that you can't use whatever yarn you want with the same hook or needle size and have it turn out right. But that's not to say yarn substitution isn't possible! In this episode of The BHooked Podcast you'll learn how to avoid the frustration that comes from substituting yarn and finishing a project you're not happy with. I'll share my best practices for making a yarn substitution so you can be a little more confident…
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#123 Five Tips for Ordering Yarn Online

LISTEN & SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcast Stitcher iHeart Radio Tune In + Alexa Are you hesitant to order yarn online because you need to see and feel it first? I'll be honest, I love the "thrill of the hunt" - going to a store like Joann's or Michael's not knowing what I'm going to find. You just can't get the same tactile experience when ordering yarn online. But sometimes it's something we have to do. Have you ever ordered yarn online and it wasn't the right color? Or even worse, the textured wasn't what you expected? You're not alone here. I lost track in the double digits! There are so many variables potentially working against us when we order yarn online. Today I'll share five tips for the…
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#122 Six Steps to an Organized Yarn Stash

LISTEN & SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcast Stitcher iHeart Radio Tune In + Alexa Is your yarn stash out of control? Don't worry, it happens to the best of us! I usually need to sort through and organize my yarn stash at least once a year. Admittedly, this isn't something I love scheduling time for but it does save me time in the long run! Here's the deal - organizing your yarn stash can do four things for you. First, it will save you money because you won't buy yarn you already have (that you forgot about). Second, it will save you time when looking for the right yarn for your project (because you'll know exactly where to look). Third, it will get you excited for the yarn you…
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#112 Side Hustle Yarn Business Meets Full Time Job

LISTEN & SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcast Stitcher iHeart Radio Tune In + Alexa Are you trying to balance your full time job and your side hustle business? This is no easy task. Finding a balance usually involves is a ton of trial and error, lots of help from your friends and family and a little inspiration from others trying to balance it all too. Today I'm joined by, Melissa, side hustle maker behind the website and Instagram, Woods and Wool. Melissa has a full time job that she loves and chooses to balance that with her passion project and side hustle. In this episode of The BHooked Podcast you'll hear some of the strategies Melissa uses to juggle these areas of her life while still maintaining happiness as…
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B.Hooked TV Episode 10: 3 Things You Must Do to Substitute Yarn

Video not displaying? Watch this episode on YouTube instead. In this episode... When you watch this episode of B.Hooked TV you'll learn the three most important thing you should do if you wish to substitute yarn in a project. Using a different yarn than your pattern calls for isn't always simple. There are three very important things you must consider when making a yarn substitute in order for the pattern to come out as intended. Probably the most important of the three is this: the weight of the yarn, hook or needle size and your personal crochet or knitting style all play into the size of the stitches (and overall finished project). Generally speaking, thinner yarn results in more stitches per inch, whereas thicker yarn results in fewer stitches per…
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#104 What It Means to Be a Yarn Punk (It’s probably not what you think!)

LISTEN & SUBSCRIBE Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcast Stitcher iHeart Radio Tune In + Alexa A New Genre of Crochet We often use crochet as a form of self expression without really thinking about it. Yarn isn't something we do, it's more of who we are. Until recently, there hasn't been a way to describe how yarn allows us to express our true selves. That's where "yarn punk" comes in. On today's episode you'll hear from Vincent of Knot Bad Crochet as he shares a new genre of crochet called "yarn punk". It's not so much punk or rock related as it is a way to showcase what yarn means and expresses for you. You'll Learn About Vincent and how he started Yarn PunkWhat yarn punk means to you and…
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B.Hooked TV Episode 1: How to Add New Yarn to a Crochet Project

Video not displaying? Watch this episode on YouTube instead. In this Episode... When you watch this episode of B.Hooked TV you'll learn our trusted method to add new yarn to a crochet project, whether it's a new color or simply a new ball of yarn. There are two instances when you need to add new yarn to a crochet project: When you run out of yarn before the project is finished.When you want to incorporate two or more colors in the project You'll run into at least one of these instances (if not both) in every single project you crochet from here on out so knowing how to add new yarn to a crochet project is an essential skill for every crocheter to master. Pin this episode to your Pinterest…
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#91 Yarn Dying Basics

Ever wonder how to dye yarn? My first experience dying yarn wasn't exactly a success but through that experience I learned that there are crucial steps to the process. Dying yarn can be a great Sunday funday project if your hands need a break from your current WIP. Who knows, it may even become a new hobby for you! Today’s Guest I'm thrilled to chat with Ali of Explorer Knits this week on the podcast! It's certainly a conversation I wish I had (or heard) before I tried dying my first hank of yarn. You'll hear about that interesting experience too! Ali runs through it all from what yarns to experiment with first, the different dyes and which you should use as a beginner and then she walks us through…
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#86 Explore More Ways to Craft With Yarn

Have you ever wanted to explore more ways to craft with yarn? I think we all do once we get to a certain point with our craft. Whether you knit, crochet or both, at some point you'll probably want to expand your creativity and find more ways to craft with yarn. Perhaps it the learner in me but I'm always looking for a fun new way to use yarn. I'm not necessarily looking to become a master, but just give it a try; experiment and see what I like! I've made it a personal goal to try everything my guest and I chat about on today's episode at least once! Want to join me in that challenge? Today’s Guest I'm joined today by return guest Jenny Bessonette. As the Executive…
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#80 Tips for Choosing the Best Yarn for Cold Weather Projects

Do you struggle choosing the right yarn for your fall projects? You're not alone! Honestly, it wasn't until I started learning the hard way that particular yarns are more appropriate for some projects over others. If you've ever had a saggy sweater or fuzzy pair of mits, you may have found a yarn that isn't right for that project. Rather than learn the hard way, let's take an educated approach to choosing the right yarn for our fall projects. That way we can save ourselves time, effort and money! Today’s Guests I'm joined by Kersti and Taiu from Koigu Yarns, a family owned business for three generations. They start off sharing the story of the family business and then we dive into common fall projects and the yarns that ideal…
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Learn How to Make the Cute Crochet Carry-All by Yarnspirations

Post sponsored by Yarnspirations As you know, I've been working with Yarnspirations quite a bit this year to film a tutorial for one of their newest crochet patterns. This month's Lookbook, Pic-Knit, has so many wonderful patterns to enjoy the warm weather! Out of all the practical and fun-in-the-sun patterns, I found myself drawn to the Cute Crochet Carry-All the most. The Yarn This pattern uses one of my favorite yarns, Bernat Maker Home Dec. It's just one of those yarns that's easy on the hands and down right nice to work with when it's a scorcher outside.  Many bulky weight yarns require a lot of "elbow grease" and this just isn't one of them. Buy it from Yarnpsirations I admit, the yarn wasn't the only reason I was drawn…
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#65 Yarn Bombing with London Kaye

What is yarn bombing? Have you ever heard of the term yarn bombing before? If you haven't, I have a feeling we're going to open up a whole new world to you, my guest and I. Yarn bombing is the act of wrapping an object in yarn to give it a new life or color. You'll most often find yarn bombing in public places, where it can be admired. Now you may wonder, is yarn bombing illegal? Or is yarn bombing harmful? These questions and more are answered right here on this episode. Today's Guest I'm joined by, London Kaye, a street artist based in Brooklyn who has been leaving a real mark in the industry. She has been featured in the New York Times and has worked with some…
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#64 Yarn is Your Artistic Medium

Have you ever considered yarn as an artistic medium? For many of us the yarn will guide the project, meaning only after we see and feel the yarn do we know what to make with it. For some though, the entire concept revolves around a yarn base (a blend of fibers) that inspires color, texture and eventually a project. This is the approach taken by the team at KnitCrate when then plan for their monthly subscription boxes. Today's Guests I'm joined by, Rob and Hannah, from KnitCrate and let me just say - I learned so much from them! Rob is incredibly passionate about business and he speaks about how business is his artistic medium. Extremely interesting for a passionate entrepreneur! Hannah, tells us all a bit about fashion forecasting…
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#62 How Wool Is Processed to Make Yarn

Have you ever wondered how wool is processed to make yarn? You're not alone! The process of turning wool into yarn is pretty incredible and it's even something you can do yourself! This week marks the beginning of yarn appreciation month and what better way to appreciate yarn than to follow the process of cleaning, spinning and dying? I have just the perfect person to share this journey with you. Today's Guest I'm joined by, Bren, creative entrepreneur behind, Snerb Yarn. If you have seen her photos on Instagram, no doubt one word comes to mind - talented! Bren taught me so much and I can't wait for you to hear from her! special guest Bren Boone Bren's passion is spinning yarn and entrepreneurship and she blends the two together…
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